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What do you do to pick yourself up when you’re feeling down?

Asked at Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa on January 18, 2010

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“I listen to great music, mostly folk rock.”

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“I try to get something accomplished, like cleaning the house or go outside when it’s warm and mow the yard.”

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“Cooking good food and eating good food always makes me feel good.”

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“I think about all the blessings that I’ve got.”


Bill Lee 8 years, 4 months ago

I listen to some upbeat music by Mike Finnigan or Kelley Hunt, two local favorites. Sleep is also good because I don't get enough.

leedavid 8 years, 4 months ago

Well I used to get some K-2, but that is not possible anymore. LOL! Just kidding. I actually play guitar and enjoy playing Three Dog Days, Allman Sisters, Guns and Thornbushes and Twisted Brothers.

Flap Doodle 8 years, 4 months ago

I put Willie Wonka on the DVD & watch the lemurs dancing along with the Oomps Loompas. Perks me up every time.

leedavid 8 years, 4 months ago

Spacehog don't forget Midmoring Rider.....LOL...Been smoking the K-Y... no buzz, but it sure is greasy.

cleavageview 8 years, 4 months ago

A doula provides practical (info) and emotional support to a woman during her pregnancy and after she has the baby.

And for me, nothing beats a warm bath and good book. It soothes my soul every time!

slowplay 8 years, 4 months ago

When I'm feeling blue All I have to do Is take a look at you Then I'm not so blue

Mel Briscoe 8 years, 4 months ago

exercise is good but it is not a cure-all.

chocolate is good but, ditto...

music is good too...

so my answer is, go get a good workout in. take a hot shower, put on some sweats or pajamas (comfy clothes), eat some chocolate (so what if it cancels out the calories burned during your workout? don't even think about that part) and then put on some good tunes. there ya go...

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 4 months ago

Read O'Brien or Rawling, talk to family, watch Chucky, write a blog. Okay, scratch the last one, that doesn't fit in this category. Definition of category. cat, well we know what that is e a male cat gory bloody It's a bloody 'e cat! I think that was in The Thornbirds.

RoeDapple 8 years, 4 months ago

Pink Floyd The Wall - Pink Floyd - "Comfortably Numb"

The child is grown, The dream is gone. but I have become comfortably numb

Tony Kisner 8 years, 4 months ago

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes Silver white winters that melt into springs These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites When the bee stings When I'm feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things And then I don't feel so bad

Marty_McFly 8 years, 4 months ago

CWGOKU needs a life. :-)

I'm sure the Carpenters are your favorites.

Sagecasey 8 years, 4 months ago

Watch Blazing Saddles, nothing like a bunch of cowboys around a campfire eating beans and playing butt melodies thereafter.

compmd 8 years, 4 months ago

When I'm down, I grab my big dark sunglasses, blue hat, hair dryer, and park near Kasold and Augusta. I then hold my hair dryer out the window aimed at cars coming down the hill to scare them into thinking I have a radar.

Kyle Neuer 8 years, 4 months ago

Drink heavily and listen to early Tom Waits records.

jaywalker 8 years, 4 months ago

Hit the road w/ my camping pack and my puppy, then find a spot along a river and listen to the Earth.

ldvander 8 years, 4 months ago

In my day, like space would know, an Irish car bomb was like a boiler. One shot of Jameson in a whole pint of stout. Now a days it's a half shot of jameson with baileys in a half pint of stout. Space, you may have to put Boilermaker defined on Wiki for some to understand.

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